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Myristica.~\                         FLORA IN Die A.                                   159
foliis rigidis anguste lanceolatis utrinque acutis, floribus ferrugineo-to-
mentosis in pedunculo axillari pluribus, disco sub-15-lobo superne in
process um oblongum obtusum vel subconicum producto.
HAB. Malacca, Griff1.! Singapur, Lobb!—(v. s.)
DISTRIB. Java, Bt.
Arbor.    Ramuli fusco-cinerei.   Folia, glaberrima, fere M. corticoses.   PeduncuH
rwi, vix 2 lineas longt.    Pedivelli 5-10, crassiusculi, supra medium bractcolati,
e& dcuse ferrugineo-tomentosi.    Culumua staminea brevis, disco late peltato.
Fructits (ex Blume) pyriformes, ochraceo-pulverulenti.
With quite the habit and general appearance of the last species, this has a very
different anther-disc, which, instead of being concave or flat, is elevated into a large
obtuse beak. Blunie's description is veiy short, and \ve arc therefore in some doubt
as to our being justified in "considering his plant the same as ours. He says tfcut it
differs from his M. glauca (our M. corticosa) chiefly in having " connectivum latlus
atquc apicc suhdilatato-obtusatum." In a specimen from Griffith in Herb. Hook,
the common peduncle, apparently from disease, and probably from insect puncture,
is converted into a globular woody mass, entirely covered with long brown- hairs.
9.  M* forfwacea (H.f. et T.); ramulis j>etiolisque dense furfu-
raceo-tomentosis, foliis anguste vel lineari-oblongis rigidis utrinque gla-
berrimis, pedunculis axillaribus brevissimis, floribus (fcemineis) pyrifor-
mibus dense tomentosis.—Knema glaucescens, Wall. Cat. 6810! non
Jack.
HAB. In penlns. Malayana ad Penang, JFallJ—(z?. s.)
Arbor parva, a prioribus ramulis dense tomentosis facile distincta. Folia supra
lucida, utrinque acuta, 4-7 poll, longa, 1- fere 2 lata, glaberrima, subtus ferruginea.
Flares i-pollicares. Fructus immaturi feubglobosi, dense tomentosi.
The female plant only is known of this species, which appears sufficiently distinct
from all its congeners.
Sect. 2. IRVA.—Calyx 2-3-lobus, glaber, Columna staininea py-
riformis, apice concava, margine antlierifera. Stigma depressum,
integrura vel vix lobatum. 'Fructus globosas.—Florcs mmidit
in paniculis axillaribus rawosissimis dispositi, bracteis ovatia
glonduloso-punctatis citissime deciduis involute.
. The staminal column of this section is not very different from that of some species
of Knema, but the inflorescence and habit are very different, approaching closely to
some of the American species, among which M. Hostmanni, Benth., seems to have a
very similar andrtecium. M. micrantha, Wall. Cat. 6807 ! from Finlayson's Herba-
rium, and therefore probably from Siam, which is beyond our limits, also belongs to
this section. It is larger-flowered than M. Irya, Gcert., and the anthers in the spe-
cimen before us are more numerous, so that it is perhaps a distinct species.
10.  M. Irya (Gsertu. Fr. i. 195. t 41); foliis oblongis ncuminatis.
—M. Javanica, Bl. Bijdr. 576, Rumpb. i. 190. t. 62.    M. sphaero-
carpa, Wall. Plant. As. Ear. i. t. 89, Cat. 6796 !    M. exaltata, Wall.
Cat. 6864 partim (quod ad speciminaflorifera ad Moulmein Uctal)
HAB. Ava ad Martaban et Moulmein, WaU.I; et Zeyknia!—(0.*.)
DISTRIB, Java, Blume.   Borneo, Low!
Arbor saipe procera, ramoaa, cortice fUsco ruguloso glabro; partea novelise tennis-
sime puberube. Folia forma varia, oblonga vel lineari-obionga, basi rotundata ant
obtusiuscula vel intcrdum acutiuscula, utrinque' glmbra, 6-10 poll, longa,